GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 3, 2018—Under regular rider Francisco Calderon, Sf Hot Pass dueled early then pulled away to easily defeat The Golden Bowl by one-length in the $25,000 Grade R3 B.F. Phillips, Jr. Stakes Saturday night at Lone Star Park. Dm La Jolla finished another length back in third.
Conditioned by trainer Leon Bard, Sf Hot Pass rolled over the sloppy (sealed) racing surface in a quick :19.343 clocking, equaling a 107 speed index.
The son of multiple stakes sire IVORY JAMES kept his 2018 record a perfect 4-for-4 while clicking off wins in the TQHA Classic Stakes(RG2), Nevill Stakes, and Refrigerator Stakes(G1) prior to tonight big win.
Shannon Fisher owns and campaigns the 5-year-old Texas-bred gelding who has compiled a (15) 6-2-0 record. Tonight's $14,750 Phillips winners' purse brings his career mark to $110,530. He has banked $76,500 in 2018 alone.
P & J Racing and D. Stroebel bred Sf Hot Pass from the Mr Jess Perry mare Passem Up Perry.
Graded stakes winner The Golden Bowl races for owner Rogelio Marquez, Jr. and trainer Fernando Lopez. Jockey Jesse Levario rode the son of Mr Eye Opener from the Dashing Bye mare First Dashin Nye. Bred by Jorge Meraz, The Golden Bowl earned $4,250 for finishing second, increasing his bankroll to $62,022.
Jockey Rolando Cabrera rode third-place finisher Dm La Jolla for owner Sergio Jimenez and trainer Porfirio Fierro. Donna Mushinski bred the Hi Class La Jolla stakes winning gelding in Texas from the Prime Talent mare Dm Bella Mia. The $2,500 third-place payday moved Dm La Jolla's earnings to nearly $96,000.
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